Leicester City have secured their first FA Cup semi final since 1982 thanks to a superb 3-1 win over Manchester United.

Brendan Rodgers’ side were too much for the 12-time winners as goals from Kelechi Iheanacho and Youri Tielemans sealed a brilliant place in the last four.

Leicester were sharp and snappy early on and it was that persistence which the opener.

Harry Maguire’s pass into Fred put Brazilian under pressure and Iheanacho pounced on his error to round Dean Henderson and tuck home.

But despite barely having a kick before the break, United forced their way level thanks to a touch of magic from Paul Pogba.

The Frenchman skinned Wesley Fofana out wide and his cross was dummied by Donny van de Beek for Mason Greenwood to lash home.

But despite that, the Foxes refused to panic after the restart as Belgian star Tielemans bulleted them back in front.

The Foxes midfield general burst past Fred and Nemanja Matic in midfield, and with the United defence backing off, he absolutely laced one past Henderson.

That reinjected the confident back into Rodgers’ charges as Jamie Vardy was inches away from making it 3-1.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a raft of late changes to try and force the issue but his all-star cavalry had no impact as man of the moment Iheanacho nodded home Marc Albrighton’s free kick to clinch it.

Full Time from the King Power Stadium it’s Leicester City 3 Manchester United 1

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